[LAU] [Music] Prog supergroup's first outings

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From: Q <lists@...>
To: linux-audio-user <linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 10:01 pm

Hail citizens!

M'colleague and I are proud to announce the first releases from Julius
Quintus, LAU's least-productive prog supergroup (for which I am entirely
to blame -- the productivity thing, that is, I'm only partially to blame
for the music).

These were recorded at JQ's first recording session (and second ever
meeting) in August 2010, in the UK.

Rough mixes were done three years ago, but they've languished ever
since, basically waiting for me to get my arse into gear. An injury
earlier in the year that rendered me unable to play, together with other
personal circumstances, made it a good opportunity to revisit these two
pieces and finally do them justice.

I'd like to take this opportunity to dedicate these two pieces to
m'colleague, Julien, as a thank you for all the friendship and music
we've shared, and as an apology for being so damn slow with everything.
Those that can, make music: those that can't, make excuses. We have a
good partnership: m'colleague makes the music and I have a batch of
freshly made excuses specially prepared...


Details and other links further below. We hope you enjoy and, as always,
comments are welcomed.

No capes, Persian rugs, curries, knives or ice rinks were harmed during
the making of this music.


Julius Quintus


This main bulk of this short piece was written in the studio in August 2010.

The flute was added later in August, following the main session. The
take was only supposed to be a placeholder until a better one could be
recorded, but so far that hasn't happened. So the flute playing is even
crappier than is usual.

The guitar overdubs were the last to be done, being added in September
2010 following an inspirational break in Orkney.

J: Black Grand piano, Virtual String Machine, M-Tron Pro (three violins,
eight choir), drums
Q: guitars (SA503TVL, Les Paul), fretless bass, flute, percussion

Music: J&Q
Engineering, mixing & mastering: Q


FLAC download:


TIME TO GO [6:01]
This was a studio marmalade -- you can't really jam a full prog piece
with two people -- recorded in August 2010.

Piano and guitar were laid down together with the string machine overdub
quickly following (sadly not the real deal, since the studio wasn't
equipped with real string machines until later). The next day, the drums
were improvised/overdubbed, followed by the bass (improvising on a
fretless was not the best of ideas and protestations were made!).

The improvised lead guitar part was overdubbed on the last full day in
the studio, as it was beginning to dawn that it would soon be time to go
and something needed to be laid down. It's the first take.

The other details were added during pre-production, which commenced this

J: Black Grand piano, Virtual String Machine, drums
Q: guitars (SA503TVL), fretless bass, ChamberTron (female voice, male
voice), M-Tron Pro (boys' choir, female choir, male choir), Little
Phatty SII, Dark Energy, percussion

Music: J&Q
Engineering, mixing & mastering: Q


FLAC download:


Our special thanks go to, but are not limited to, all those behind:
Ardour, Linuxsampler, Hydrogen, linuxDSP, Calf, Invada, zita, IR, SWH,
Guitarix, ZamAudio, GForce Software, Sampletekk, NI, plus Ian Shepherd.

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[LAU] [Music] Prog supergroup's first outings, Q, (Sun Nov 24, 10:01 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Music] Prog supergroup's first outings, Will Godfrey, (Sat Nov 30, 7:38 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Music] Prog supergroup's first outings, Will Godfrey, (Mon Dec 2, 10:30 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Music] Prog supergroup's first outings, Julien Claassen, (Mon Nov 25, 8:33 am)
Re: [LAU] [Music] Prog supergroup's first outings, Bob van der Poel, (Sun Nov 24, 11:26 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Music] Prog supergroup's first outings, Julien Claassen, (Mon Nov 25, 10:42 am)
Re: [LAU] [Music] Prog supergroup's first outings, Chris Bannister, (Mon Nov 25, 11:44 am)